LOCATION: Figge Art Museum
To honor and celebrate Quad Citizens who have stepped up to support the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Figge Art Museum is offering free admission to all essential workers April 11-17, 2021. The weeklong celebration is made possible thanks to sponsorship by WVIK—Quad Cities NPR.
Healthcare workers, firefighters, law enforcement, educators, grocery store, food service workers and all other essential workers are invited to visit the Figge free of charge anytime during the free admission week. A work badge or proof of employment will be required to receive free admission.
The free week comes during an exciting time at the Figge. Currently, the museum is hosting the major, traveling exhibition For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design. The exhibition of renowned 19th and 20th century of American masterpieces invites visitors to the museum to see how Americans portrayed themselves and the country over the past two centuries. It is an unprecedented look at the history of American painting—written by its makers.
The Figge is one of the safest places to visit right now due to the strict safety protocols in place. It is a time for visitors to enjoy the artwork without the hassle of crowds in a rare, VIP-like experience. For the health and safety of all who visit the museum, masks are currently required.